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    Molteni Sponsorship: How?

    I'm not sure why this bugged me enough to post...

    How was it that Molteni was able to sponsor a team of cyclists? Can a sausage maker spend its earnings like this? Or was there some sort of donation by someone else in the name of the sausage lovers everywhere?
    Last edited by VT Biker; 04-04-07 at 02:38 PM.

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    They were all whacked on Cinzano.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    The Molteni who sponsored the Merckx team of the 70's were sausage makers from Acore.
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    Fixed it. My concern still remains.

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    why do you hate sausage?

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    I prefer fish.

    Now - a "Chicken of the Sea" sponsorship. Hmmmmmmm

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    Is it chicken, or is it fish?

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    According to Jessica Simpson, Chicken of the Sea is actually Chicken.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    I can be ambiguous. Chicken or Fish – you decide.

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    another sausagefest thread....

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    These threads are idiotic

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    These threads are idiotic
    I'll be sure to notify the people who held you at gunpoint and forced you to read the thread, then post to it.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    **** you doc

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    Nice. Feel better?
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    HOW could they..afford to.. WELL to start.. these days a pro-teams budget is between 10 and 20 million annually or MORE..back then,LESS than a million was typical .. I was following it..I know. Besides.. Cycling..pro-cycling ,though not quite international as it is the past 25 yrs, had a very strong European following, tradition driven if you will. It wasn't all about $$. bikes were obtained (not always donated) from large companies, very small shops as well, with or w/o the big-name affiliations. think of how Nascar was 40 or so years ago, that 'll help put it in perspective. I appologize for using the "c" word in this venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    **** you doc
    good one...did you write that yourself or is it a quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    According to Jessica Simpson, Chicken of the Sea is actually Chicken.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT Biker
    Can a sausage maker spend its earnings like this? Or was there some sort of donation by someone else in the name of the sausage lovers everywhere?
    back then, you could sponsor a team for $1200, and sausages cost $8 a link.

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    it's a quote .. you told me that..remember ?

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    Wiesbauer used to sponsor the Tour of Austria. I remember Gerrit Glomser's mother being handed a giant Würst and a bottle of Schicher after he won the stage to Graz....

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    I bet Glomser's mother must have appreciate getting a giant Wurst.

    By the way - this is an idiotic thread if you take it at face value. But for those not getting invited to Mensa anytime soon: this thread was a mimick of the Postal Service thread. Seriously - someone started a thread to debate the sponsorship of a team from 4 years ago. So I decided, hell, why go back only four. Lets argue about the merits of a sponsorship from 40 years ago. Seems just as rationale to me.

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    The real question is, when is La Costena going to sponsor Team Nacho?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    **** you doc
    Careful, some folks get offended easily and this attitude could find you banned.

    Then again, you could become an instant rallying point for hundreds of threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VT Biker
    I bet Glomser's mother must have appreciate getting a giant Wurst.

    By the way - this is an idiotic thread if you take it at face value. But for those not getting invited to Mensa anytime soon: this thread was a mimick of the Postal Service thread. Seriously - someone started a thread to debate the sponsorship of a team from 4 years ago. So I decided, hell, why go back only four. Lets argue about the merits of a sponsorship from 40 years ago. Seems just as rationale to me.
    I think the thread is hilarious personally and actually kind of interesting from a historical perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    I think the thread is hilarious personally and actually kind of interesting from a historical perspective.
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